Carving a Pumpkin

Pumpkins from the Pumpkin PatchWhile we were at Gull Meadow Farms this past weekend, we got a couple of pumpkins.  My  husband and I each picked one out to carve.  We forgot about one for Little Bird, we won’t forget next year though! I have not carved a pumpkin in years, so I thought it would be fun for us and a good sensory experience for Little Bird....more
I haven't carved a pumpkin in years. I think I should this year. Maybe a bunch of pumpkins.more

SIMPLE PLEASURES: A Baby, A Cupcake and a Pumpkin Patch!

"Simple Pleasures"...what are they?  What are yours? ...more

What Happens When Volleyball Games Are Cancelled?

We are a sports family. I am chuckling as I write this since I play no sports myself. I "workout" at the health club and "swing" a tennis racket around, but that is all. My kids are sports kids. The oldest plays volleyball year-round and swims on a summer swim team. The middle one plays volleyball year-round and swims on a year-round swim team. The little one plays soccer and swims, as well. ...more

A pumpkin round up

Oops. I thought I was going to have plenty of time to write a completely from scratch post about pumpkins. Hah. When I planned the Month of Pumpkins I apparently forgot that this was our 13 year old's birthday weekend. ...more

Pumpkin seems to never get the respect that it deserves.

For years, oneof our best ...more

The Pumpkin Patch

I always enjoy taking the kids to pumpkin patches in October. We don't go every year and this year is the first time that five of the six children have gone to a pumpkin patch together. Today, after a stroll through Long Grove, IL for their apple festival, we all headed to Krolls Farm in Waukegan, about 40 minutes from our house in Glenview. ...more
I can't tell you how much I love autumn. And for me that always includes a trip to our local ...more